Over at PWIsider.com, they have reported that the WWE on March 9th applied to trademark the name, Samoa Joe.
Despite being in the WWE for a little while now and being a fairly big played before his injury. This is actually the first time that the WWE has gone ahead and tried to trademark the name of Samoa Joe.
Samoa Joe has actually had the trademark to his own name for over a decade as he got it all the way back in 2007.
No more details have been given, perhaps the WWE and Samoa Joe come up with some kind of deal/compromise? This is not all that unusual as the WWE do like to own the name of the people that wrestle for them.